OK, first off, somebody died here needlessly. I don't want to lessen or make light of that fact. As I often point out being a gun owner is a serious responsibility people, as this preventable tragedy demonstrates. Shame, she looked like a real pretty woman too. Story here...notice the guy is a convicted felon too.
Secondly, I would urge you to stop eating or drinking during this video as being shown clips of Nancy Grace has been proven to be a nausea inducing experience...
Just some observations over this entire tragedy...
"9:17 AM, isn't that a little early to be showing off your AK-47 in the bathroom?" - Please point out the statue of the law that says that firearms may only be handled at certain times during the day and locations in your own home.
Showing videos of a fully automatic AK - No sense even trying to explain this to a non-gunnie type like Nancy...even though she was a prosecuting attorney (until she was run out of that job for being an idiot) she still doesn't seem to know that the majority of Americans do not possess them. And of course this probably would have not made such big news for her if the weapon had not been the feared AK-47..
"If Carson Merrill is a gun buff, and apparently he is because he has over a dozen guns there in the home, wouldn't he know the gun was loaded" - First off, by that definition, I'm a gun buff - yeah! Secondly, apparently he didn't know the gun was loaded, hence the shooting. You're talking to a family friend who is telling you that the shooting was most likely an accident, and you basically throw a inclination of murder right at her, classy.
The guy was a convicted felon. There is no mention if he had applied and had his rights to own a firearm restored or not, or even if that is possible under Florida law. Either way it paints a bad picture for this entire scene to have been played out under. This will be another instance the anti's will use to close the "gun show" loopholes and private sales. Also, and I hate to point this out, but if the guy was a felon still under ownership disability, shouldn't his wife of had an obligation to turn him in?
Lastly, and most sadly, the couples three year daughter effectively lost both her parents here. Mommy is gone forever and Daddy will be put away for a long time after which she needs to come to grips with the fact that he killed her Mommy. I hope the girl has some solid grandparents or other family members that can take her in so she doesn't get tossed into foster care. This is the real tragedy in this case.
What we have here is predatory journalism. Nancy takes high profile or sensational topics that fit her own political mindset and exploits them for her show. Not once in that clip did she mention the child whereabouts or well being, it was all about "the gun" and its misuse and even possession in the home if you read deeper into it. In another day or so this will be off her radar and she will cease to care about it as she moves onto another morsel of tabloid information.
I wonder if she still thinks Whitney Houston was murdered?
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)